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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

overgown leylandii hedge

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:24

The climbers would never grow in those conditions, sandy to start with and the Leylandii would rob the soli of water and fertility.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:19

For me it is runner beans. I live in France and you can't get classic English runner beans, not even the seeds. The only ones I've seen are grown as an ornamental climber for the flowers at vast expense in a pot in the GC!

Followed by peas, French frozen peas are like bullets and there is nothing like a fresh raw pea straight from the garden.

3rd choice is sweet corn, by the time it gets to the supermarket it's already too old, straight from garden to pan is best, before the starch dries out.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:14

Good morning all.

Fog here. Yesterday the forecast said sun for today, this morning the forecast says cloud. So they can't even tell the day before!

Monty's box hedging

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:30

I felt really sorry for Monty, but I can't help thinking his garden will be better without it. A bit of box, making a statement as a ball or in a pot or around some herb beds is OK but Monty had masses of it making everything look enclosed and hard to get at.

Some plant IDs requested please

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:26

Gosh that was quick! I saw the photos, had my answers all ready, wound down and there was Dove's post with my answers!

Buzzing Shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

I agree with Lizness, 2nd one is Corylopsis.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:04

Is everyone having an early night, or are they slumped in front of the telly? Which is what I was doing not long ago. Bedtime I think, just after midnight here. Goodnight.

PS. Pasque flowers looking good Kef!

A few plant I.D's please

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 15:29

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Hello Jack, if you want to know what an unpruned Forsythia looks like, I have one. It's some way behind the daffodils though. It's well taller than me and wide in all directions. Every now and then it's had a light trim with a hedgecutter. But they do get tatty in the middle and very dense. Flowering not as lush. I have a smaller one too which has been pruned and has better flowers, more ornamental. We wanted the big one to get big as it's a big garden.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 15:19

We worked hard in the veggie garden this morning. I weeded and spread manure and OH rotovated. He's done half as I wasn't quite ready with the other half, but the beds for onions and potatoes are now ready. Then he said "let's go to that new restaurant near the Garden Centre for lunch". So we did, it was yummy, Chinese, Thai and Japanese. Buffets, and help yourself to a huge selection of raw food to be cooked in a Wok in the sauce of your choice.

Bought compost, 3 for the price of 2, in 80L sacks, clematis and 2 delphiniums in the GC.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 10:20

Oh Stacey, how heart breaking. I have a friend whose horse went lame when she qualified to ride at the Burghley Horse Trials, but that's nothing like as bad. I wasn't brave enough for eventing.

I'm in the middle of muck spreading, but came in for a wee!

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